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said today they have a breakthrough on comprehensive immigration reform. which would include a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants and tough enforcement of the borders. immigration is also one of the president's highest priorities for his second term. there are a lot of ways this t could fail, but many on capitol hill agree tonight it's the best chance in years. nancy cordes is at the capitol with details. nancy? >> reporter: scott, these eight senators say they sense an opening on the issue now and a new willingness among republicans to compromise on immigration after president obama won the latino vote by 71% in the november election.1% the senators behind the plan are a bipartisan group of heavy hitters. new york democrat charles schumer is their unofficial leader. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. con the politics on this issue have
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been turned upside down. for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: their plan would grant illegal immigrants temporary legal status to staygr in the country if they pass a a criminal background check, pay a fine and back taxes and learn english. but they would have to get the back of the line for citizenship-- a process that would only start once border security has been improved with more agents and more drones. in 2007, republicans brought down a similar plan arguing it amounts to amnesty. but arizona's john mccain who championed reform then and nowpi says he senses a major shift among his g.o.p. colleagues. >> you look at the demographics of this country and the rising hispanic population, we're not going to win races. >> reporter: you've tried so many times to pass immigration reform. what gives you confidence this time will be different? t
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>> times have changed; americanses have changed; elections have changed and i'm not saying it's going to be easy and i'm not saying we're going to be succeed this time but i think the chances are better than they've ever been. >> reporter: he and the other senators say they hope to put this plan into legislation that can be voted on in the senate by spring but, scott, already today a handful of republicans rushedng to the senate floor to put the brakes on this proposal. >> pelley: nancy, the senate is one thing.ley: you have to imagine this is going to have a lot of trouble in the house. >> reporter: that's we learned today a similar move is taking place in the house. a group of democrats and republicans working quietly behind the scenes to craft policy that will probably look a lot like what we saw from this a group of eight senators today.we the real rub is going to be the details. republicans in particular are going to want assurances that the border security component is real, that it's effective before they agree to let anyone have
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legal status. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. of course, any child born in the united states is automatically an american citizen. mexican mothers have for many years crossed the boarder to give birth for that reason. but john blackstone reporting in los angeles has discovered that maternity tourism in america has caught on with mothers in china. >> reporter: her name is ada lin she's four months old and the only american citizen in her family. her parents-- who agreed to speak with us if they didn't show their faces-- traveled from china to los angeles so ada could be born in america and claim u.s. citizenship. "i want her to live a happy life" her father says. "the family is back in china now. they're among thousands of chinese who've become so-called birth tourists. staying in maternity hotels near los angeles. these hotels are often single- family homes in quiet >> not here! not here!
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>> reporter: at least two are in chino hills, california, where residents are annoyed at the frequent comings and going. chino hills resident mow sana'a mitchell. why does this offend you? >> when people think of the american dream they're not thinking about birth tourism. they're thinking about people the who come here, immigrate here, work hard, pay their taxes become citizens and become americans. >> reporter: ada lin's family paid $27,000 to a chinese agency with a website that advertises the advantages of giving birth in america. the agency helps arrange u.s. tourist visas, lodging and medical care. the practice does not violate federal immigration laws but itig gives chinese parents the option down the road to have their american children attend u.s. universities or live here. the lins say having ada in the united states allowed them to get around china's one-child policy. it restricts most women from giving birth to more than one child in china.
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the lins say that restriction does not apply to chinese whoy give birth overseas. this hilltop home was converted into a maternity hotel that housed as many as 30 pregnant chinese women at a it apparently didn't break immigration laws but local officials managed to close it down, scott, for violatingci building codes. >> pelley: john, thank you very much. in brazil, police detained three people in the weekend nightclub fire that took more than 230 lives. it happened in santa maria, a college town. many were college students. witnesses say a band was playing and the lead singer ignited a flare as part of the show. the ceiling caught fire, there flare as part of the show. were no sprinklers. in the stampede people fell at the front door blocking the exit. they were taken away by the truckload. the dead are now in a gym filled with caskets. the police are holding two
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members of the band and a club police are holding two manager. ban simon romero is the brazil bureau chief of the "new york times."mero is he's in santa maria tonight and we spoke with him earlier by phone. >> reporter: the survivors' identities, just seeing the mayhem and horror from inside the nightclub. i interviewed one woman right in front of the stage when the fire ignited by a flare going off. she couldn't believe what happens happening. everyone around her was still dancing and having a great time. she was in disbelief and started screaming and made her way to the exits and survived. >> pelley: what if anything prevented people from getting out. >> some survivors said securityat guards at the exit to the club were preventing people from leaving. these guards thought that people were trying to leave without they paying their tab so they just pushed these security guards down and pushed their way through the door.throug and many people did survive that way. of course hundreds did not and
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some of the emergency responders that we've talked to have described just incredible scenes inside when they got inside. they looked into the bathrooms for instance, where people tried to get out through the windows and they literally found dozens of bodies piled up on top of one another. >> pelley: it's traditional in brazil to have funerals right away and a number of those funerals have happened already. i understand you were at the cemetery. those can you describe that scene for us? >> it was one of the most difficult things i've ever seen that cemetery, i saw multiple families holding funerals at the same time you could hear that wails, the cries of mothers ands, other relatives who were seeing the caskets of their loved ones lowered into the ground. >> pelley: "new york times" bureau chief simon romero. what happened in brazil is similar to what happened in warwick, rhode island, nearly ten years ago.k, rhode 100 people died when the station
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nightclub burned down and like the club in brazil, the station had no sprinklers. we wondered whether the fire codes have changed since that tragedy and we asked michelle miller to find out. >> i need to be here. i need to be with all of these people. >> reporter: on the site of the station nightclub, there are 100 each represents a victim including gina russo's fiance fred crisostomi. she was a few feet from the stage when fireworks ignited insulating foam in the walls and ceiling tiles. the club was engulfed in flames in less than six minutes. her fiance saved her life. >> he put his hand on the middle of my back and pushed me and screamed "go." and when i tried to turn around to look at him and find him all i saw was a sea of people, their heads on fire, the glass was shattering, the lights were shattering and the ceiling was melting black rain. the >> reporter: rhode island's fire codes at the time required sprinklers in new buildings that t held more than 300 people. the station was exempt because
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it was but the tragedy prompted new fire code guidelines from the national fire protection association. the group includes fire officials, insurance companies and builders. the association called forthe as sprinklers in clubs hosting 100 people or more. regular inspections to eliminate obstructions near exits and trained managers to handle crowds. but it's up to local governments to implement and enforce those codes and the effort to get tax breaks to businesses to upgrade sprinkler systems has stalled. what's the lesson? >> the lesson is we all need to get smart. this isn't going to be the last fire in a club. the next one is going to be even bigger because no one's paying attention. >> reporter: the national fire protection association told us the codes written after the station fire have been largely adopted for new nightclubs. but, scott, the group also estimates that fewer than 12 states have actually implemented those new rules for existing clubs.
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>> pelley: when you go in the club, know where the exists are. michelle, thank you very much. those protests in egypt are now growing more violent by the day. more than 50 people have died since president mohamed morsi has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in three cities, but that hasn't stopped the protesters who accuse him of monopolizing power and putting islamic fundamentalists in charge. there have been five days of protests sparked by the second anniversary of the uprising that brought down mubarak. the boy scouts of america is rethinking its ban on gays. a mother loses all of her children-- one by one-- to gun violence. and seven years after katrina, new orleans is still rebuilding. when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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past weekend was 33-year-old ronnie chambers, shot dead in a parked van. he was the last surviving child of shirley chambers who now has lost all four of her children to gun violence. we spoke to her today at a local funeral home. do you think that there's something sick in chicago? >> it's not chicago, it's these people with these guns, this -- they shouldn't have the guns you know? >> reporter: her son was a former gang member who stole? cars, sold drugs about spent time in prison. >> he had changed his life. he was trying to help other people. so whatever he did in his past that's in the past. he changed. >> reporter: just last month he appeared on the ricki lake showus as an example of transformation. >> i told myself that, you know, i need to protect my mother and be out here for her. >> reporter: mayor rahm emanuel told us the problem here is more
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than guns. >> i think we have to deal with this not just with our gun control but with a values-based education. >> how dare you? >> reporter: he made his frustration clear at the height h of the violence last summer. >> where were you raised and who raised you? r >> reporter: who raised you. that resonated with a lot of people. there is a values piece where people are so -- i don't know, careless, dismissive, totally are devoid of any sense of rightss from wrong. >> reporter: shirley chambers insists her son was different. >> ron any knew right from wrong. he wanted to change his life for his mother. he loved me and i loved him. >> reporter: but that love was not enough to keep him safe. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> pelley: the boy scouts of america announced today it may lift its ban on gays and lesbians. the organization said it is.
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decision: whether to have a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. a new study out today by researchers at duke medicine say that patients with early stage breast cancer who are treated with lumpectomy and radiation have a better chance. we asked dr. jon lapook to tell us >> reporter: 50-year-old college professor toni spring was diagnosed last june with early stage breast cancer. after consulting with two surgeons, she scheduled a double mastectomy. >> they take a marker and theyub mark up your whole body and you just -- it's a very, very, likee -- it puts it into reality that you're getting carved up and reattached and all kinds of things. >> reporter: just before surgery spring decided to have a third s consultation with dr. freya schnabel of n.y.u. langone medical center who encouraged her to have a less invasive option, a lumpectomy in which only a small portion of the breast is removed plus radiation treatment.
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>> it made me feel very empowered that i had a decision where before i didn't think i had such a decision. >> reporter: today's study of more than 1 12,000 women with early breast cancer-- including patients such as spring who are 50 and over and have tumors fueled by hormones. they were 14% less likely to die from breast cancer after lumpectomy and radiation than after mastectomy. >> i think it's particularly important today when there has been an observed trend in america over the last few years of an increase in the rate of women having mastectomies evenn if their breast cancers were suitable for treatment with breast conserving surgery. >> reporter: the rate of mastectomies has increased as much as 2% each year since 2000 even though previous research found the two approaches had equivalent outcomes. >> i think that sometimes patients think that because a mastectomy is a bigger operation that it means that it's better treatment. and even though they would prefer perhaps a lumpectomy their sense is that it's a
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better treatment and they opt in that direction. >> reporter: dr. schnabel told me some women with early breast cancer may choose to get a mastectomy for various reasons. >> a strong family history, not wanting to undergo frequent breast surveillance but she said these women should understand that mastectomy is not giving them a better chance of a cure. >> pelley: important. jon, thanks very much. it's a truth universally acknowledged that a single manle in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. that is one of the most famous opening lines in all of english literature from jane austen's "pride and prejudice" and this is the 200th anniversary today of the publishing of the novel. it has been read by millions, seen by millions for big screen adaptations. as new orleans prepares to host the super bowl, we'll check on the city's recovery from katrina. next. next. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job,
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some residents still don't have them back. >> reporter: wayne and monica ferrier still dream of returning to their gutted home in new orleans east seven years after katrina ruined it. do you guys still feel like evacuees in your own city? >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: 7.5 years is a long time. >> i would never have imagined to be out of my home that long. >> reporter: the ferriers say they would have been back home by now but a fraudulent contractor pocketed their $60,000 fema and insurance settlement in 2007 and disappeared. >> to your left is the kitchen. >> reporter: kitchen? >> yes. >> reporter: wayne, an accountant, and monica, an event coordinator, have rented an apartment ever since. >> it's like, you know, someone walking up to you and being robbed with a pen and paper. >> reporter: new orleans is a patchwork of recovery. in places like the lower ninth ward, new orleans east and
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gentile, homes still sit crumbling. these volunteers belong to project homecoming, a new orleans-based organization that depends on donations to help katrina victims rebuild. this damaged house vacant since the hurricane belongs to an elderly grandmother, also scammed by a contractor. project homecoming has rebuilt 150 homes in the last five years. jean marie peacock is the group's executive director. >> it does get harder. >> reporter: because? >> the feeling is everything is fine in new orleans and there can't be that much of a need any longer. >> reporter: peacock says project homecoming gets three or four new calls every week. three-quarters of them are from people scammed by contractors. >> then we're going to sand it down. >> reporter: project homecoming's volunteers will begin $75,000 worth of reconstruction on the ferriers' home in march. >> it took us a while to find
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our home that we fell in love with. so this is where i want to be, back here in new orleans. >> reporter: if construction finishes on time, the ferriers could complete their long road home in august, eight years after katrina drove them away. mark strassmann, cbs news, new orleans. >> and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. good evening, i'm juliette goodrich in for elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. is may be midwinter but the bay area is red-hot. >> with san francisco springboarding from a world series win to the super bowl, sports fans have plenty to
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celebrate. len ramirez, all this action could boost more than team spirit right now. >> reporter: exactly right, juliette. you don't have to be a sports fan to feel it but sports fans are calling this a golden era for bay area sports with so many of our teams doing so well and according to one local psychologist, all this success is going to our heads. >> it's a new era, influence 49ers, new super bowl, new stadium, new 49ers. >> reporter: there is a feeling in the bay area. >> we're number one in everything. >> reporter: that winning feeling. >> a sense of well-being that all things are right with the world. anything is possible. >> got him looking! and the joints have won it all. >> reporter: and it comes -- >> and the giants have won it all. >> reporter: and it comes from winning for the giants. >> we had giants in october winning.
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9ers in january winning. sharks could be winning in june. a try effect can for the bay area. >> certainly the message from all this success is this is a winning area. >> reporter: and that says dr. thomas plant, psychology professor at santa clara university is like vitamins for the collective bay area psyche. >> people get a little spring in their step. they do feel excited. they connect with others. they talk about it with friends and even strangers and that all adds a certain degree of pro- social behavior. >> reporter: he says winning sports teams can help people forget their problems. >> people can rally around a winning team and it's a very positive distraction. >> reporter: sports vendor steven hanson put it another way. >> makes everybody feel good that the normal life the last three or four years of recession and everything. everything is coming around right now. >> and this could

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